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Chris discusses the results from yesterday’s Senate primaries in New Jersey, another key delay in the implementation of Obamacare, and the shooting of a police officer in North Philly. He also talks to Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The incident happened around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at 57th Street and Lansdowne Avenue in the Overbrook section of the city.
Community outrage over the not guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is evolving into something more. Part of the evolution will be discussed Saturday in Philadelphia at two separate rallies.
Chris continues his tour from the Jersey shore, this week from Brigantine. He discusses Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision not to defend the commonwealth’s version of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Justice’s role in organizing rallies around the George Zimmerman trial, and a poll that shows Hillary Clinton leading Chris Christie in a potential matchup for President in 2016. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3′s Lesley Van Arsdall.
Chris analyzes Governor Christie’s and President Obama’s tour of the New Jersey shore yesterday, David Axelrod’s response to Bob Schieffer’s criticism of limited access to the White House, and the charges against two parents for driving with their daughter in a dog cage. He talks to actor Henry Winkler, the Mayor of Wildwood, Ernie Troiano, Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery and Don Russell from the Daily News about Philly Beer Week.
It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.
There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.
Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.